Australia Immigration

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Government reshuffle could see new visas just for regional cities

September 7, 2018 Australia Immigration

Australia’s new look government under Prime Minister Scott Morrison looks set to introduce a new visa that would encourage more skilled professionals to move to regional areas of the country. It has long been argued that too many people who move to Australia to work want to live in the bigger cities like Sydney and […]

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Australia’s growing population could result in targeted immigration policies

August 13, 2018 Australia Immigration

Australia’s population has exceeded 25 million, increasing by the equivalent of one person every one minute and 23 seconds, according to official figures, amid calls for migration to be targeted towards regional areas. Much of the growth is led by people moving to Australia to live and work, with one person arriving to live in […]

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New polices being considered to attract more overseas workers to regional Australia

August 8, 2018 Australia Immigration

A new population policy aimed at attracting more people from overseas to live in regional Australia is being developed by the Australian Government, it has been confirmed. The aim is to take account of growth trends when devising immigration policies so that regional areas become as attractive as Sydney and Melbourne where most overseas workers […]

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Australia’s Citizenship and Multicultural Minister discusses values test for foreigners seeking permanent residence

July 24, 2018 Australia Immigration

People moving to live and work in Australia are almost always successful, often more so than those born in the country but the Government is still considering introducing some kind of ‘values’ test. Australia already requires newcomers to sign a values statement but Citizenship and Multicultural Minister Alan Tudge says in a speech at the […]

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New visa pilot launched in Australia for top global talent

July 9, 2018 Australia Immigration

A new visa pilot has been launched in Australia to attract the best talent from around the world. The Government hopes that the global talent visa will result in highly skilled workers moving to Australia to work for established and start-up companies during the 12 month trial. It means that all businesses will be able […]

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Australian population seeing changes which could be due to visa policies

June 25, 2018 Australia Immigration

Australia’s population is undergoing change and it looks as if changes in visa policies are having an effect. The latest official figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that almost 85,000 people formally departed in the final three months of 2017, some 9,000 more than in the same period in 2016. The data […]

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Visa numbers fall in Australia since skilled stream changes were introduced

June 18, 2018 Australia Immigration

The number of visas issued in Australia for foreign workers has fallen by tens of thousands and are expected to continue doing so since the 457 visa was replaced earlier this year. Official figures show that in the 2017/2018 financial year some 165,000 visas were issued, 25,000 fewer than the 190,000 expected to be granted […]

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Programmes to attract foreigners to small rural towns in Australia hailed a success

May 28, 2018 Australia Immigration

It is well known that people moving to Australia don’t want to work in remote areas and prefer to live in the big cities, but a new solution could help rural towns. Some small towns across Australia have found a solution to their population decline and workforce shortages amid calls for the rest of the […]

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Population growth in key Australian cities down to immigration, latest data shows

April 30, 2018 Australia Immigration

For the first time on record, Sydney’s population grew by more than 100,000 people in one year, according to new official figures. Sydney’s population hit 5.1 million at June 2017, an increase of 101,600 people or 2% since June 2016, the data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows. But it was Melbourne that […]

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Queensland proving to be one of the most popular places to live in Australia

March 26, 2018 Australia Immigration

It plays host to the 2018 Commonwealth Games in April and the Australian state of Queensland is set to see it population continue to soar. Queensland is popular not just with people moving from other parts of Australia, but also with people moving from abroad. The latest official figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics […]

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Visa options for skilled jobs fall in South Australia due to high demand

March 13, 2018 Australia Immigration

Certain categories, mostly relating to financial services, will no longer be available until at least the end of June 2018 for visa applicants for positions in the state of South Australia. The South Australian Government has announced restrictions to its High Points category for visas due to a high number of applications and it will […]

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